December 12 2013 Latest news:
Sunday, October 20, 2013
More than 100 people gathered in a candle-lit Chapelfield Gardens to take part in a vigil to remember victims of hate crime everywhere.
Saturday’s event was organised by Norwich Pride and included speakers from many community groups, including a special recording from Manny de Guerre in St Petersburg, who runs the Side by Side LGBT Festival, which is threatened with closure because of the new anti-gay propaganda laws in Russia.
There was music from the Pride Choir and Senagalese-Gambian singer Sefo Kanuteh.
Michelle de Oude, chairman of Hate Free Norfolk, said: “We think everyone has the right to live in a hate-free Norfolk, and we are developing a Hate Free Norfolk Pledge that everyone can sign up to and show their support. We really want people to feel able to report hate incidents and to seek support and advice if they are victims.”